Spanish-speaking parents and guardians will get the chance to earn the equivalent of a K-8 or high school diploma, district officials said.
Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff
SKOKIE, IL — Local public high schools administrators are partnering with Mexican diplomatic officials to launch a new adult education program.
Spanish-speaking parents will have the opportunity to earn the equivalent of a K-8 or high school diploma, according to district officials.
Niles Township High School District 219 is launching the new partnership with the General Consulate of Mexico in Chicago to provide educational opportunities to parents and guardians of students in the district.
The program aims to aid parents in their personal growth while improving their ability to support their children academically, according to district officials.
The Reyna Torres Mendivil, General Consul of México in Chicago, her team, the District 219 Curriculum and Instruction Department and its Hispanic Unity Group partnered to develop the program.
District 219 representatives said the new program would offer a comprehensive range of courses customized to meet the needs and interests of local parents and guardians.
“Recognizing the essential role parents and guardians play in a student’s academic success,” district officials said in a statement, “this partnership aims to empower and engage through targeted educational initiatives.”
A private inaugural event to mark the start of the event is set for the afternoon June 9 at district offices.
Community leaders and representatives from the district and general consulate are due to speak, and organizers said it would showcase the programs objectives, introduce its stakeholders and outline the resources that it will make available to those who take part in it.
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